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ignacio comonfort as president of mexico?

so, can someone please give me a small summary of ignacio comonfort as president of mexico? thanks!

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    President of Mexico, general. Born 1812, died 1863. Positions held include: Artillery captain (1833); infantry colonel in the militia; colonel in the 1847 campaign of the Valle de Mexico; Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Acapulco (1852); Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Mazatlan; General de Brigada del Ejército Mexicano (1854); General en Gefe del Ejército Restaurador de la Libertad (1855); General de División de Ejército Mexicano (1855); Ministro de Guerra (Oct. 10-Dec. 10, 1855). Comonfort became Presidente Sustituto de la República (Dec. 11, 1855) when Presidente Interino Juan Alvarez left power, and was elected president of Mexico on July 13, 1857. His tenure as president included his 1856 victory at Puebla, for which he was declared a national hero on July 30, 1856, and the passage of the controversial Ley Lerdo. He was active in the creation of the 1857 Constitution of Mexico. Comonfort resigned the presidency on Jan. 21, 1858; in 1863 he was made General-in-Chief of the Army organized to resist the French Intervention. On Nov. 13, 1863, he was killed in a guerilla attack near San Juan de la Vega.

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    1833 Capitán de la compañia de artilleria de la Guardia Nacional July 29, 1834 Coronel de Infanteria de la milicia nacional de esta Capital June 1844 “... concede retiro con solo goce de fuero y uso de Uniforme en la clase de Coronel de Infanteria de milicia activa al Teniente Coronel retirado de la propia arma Cuidano Ignacio Comonfort” Feb. 25, 1845 Prefecto del Distrito de Tlapa August 29, 1846 Prefecto Interino del Distrito de Cuautitlan Nov. 3, 1846 Prefecto Proprietario del Distrito del Oeste de México Feb. 13, 1847 Coronel del 2o Batallon del Estado, titulado “Guerrero,” de la Prefectura del Oeste de Méjico 1847 Adjutant of the Army during the campaña del Valle de Méjico 1851 Seems to have been acting as Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Acapulco (per investigative reports; but his statement says he entered office Nov. 1852) Nov. 1852 Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Acapulco April 25, 1853 nominated as Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Mazatlan June 10, 1853 confirmed as Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Acapulco March 1854 Investigated by Juzgado de Hacienda (de Acapulco) and found innocent of any wrongdoing during his service as Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Acapulco. (Final signature dated March 1854). April 19-25, 1854 Battle of Acapulco July 21, 1854 General de Brigada del Ejército Mexicano Dec. 7, 1854 Returned to Acapulco from exile in U.S. [1854] General in Chief of Michaocán July 15, 1855 General en Gefe del Ejército Restaurador de la Libertad August 27, 1855 General de División del Ejército Mexicano Oct. 10-Dec. 10, 1855 Minister of War Nov. 16, 1855 “... nombra General de Brigada del Ejército mexicano en revalidación, al Ciudano Coronel Ignacio Comonfort”; “revalidando el despacho de este empleo que le expedí como General en Gefe del Ejército restaurador de la Libertad, en 15Julio de 1854.” Nov. 19, 1855 Awarded Cruz del Valle de Méjico for service in 1847 Nov. 30, 1855 General de División del Ejército mexicano, “revalendandole el que le conferí como General en Gefe de Ejército Libertador” Dec. 11, 1855 Presidente Sustituto de la Republica March 1856 Victory at Puebla; General de División y en Gefe del Ejército de operaciones sobre Puebla April 14, 1856 Awarded la Patriótica Condecoracion de la Paz July 30, 1856 Decreed Benemérito de la Patria for March 1856 success at Puebla July 13, 1857 Elected president of Mexico Jan. 21, 1858 Resigned presidency 1858-1861 Exile in the U.S. 1861 Returned to Mexico 1863 General-in-Chief of the Army organized to resist the French Intervention Nov. 13, 1863 Killed in guerrilla attack near San Juan de la Vega, on the road from Querétaro to San Luis Potosí

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    - ignacio comonfort: Mexican general and president (1855–58). He was one of the leaders in the Revolution of Ayutla, which in 1855 overthrew Santa Anna and installed Juan Álvarez in the presidency. Comonfort became acting president upon the resignation of Álvarez; with his cabinet, particularly Benito Juárez and Miguel Lerdo de Tejada, he continued the anticlerical liberal program and embodied it in the constitution of 1857. In Dec., 1857, Comonfort, elected under the new constitution, took office as president. The reform program created a furor and awoke rebellion. Comonfort, a half-hearted liberal, attempted to make his position more moderate and was deserted by the liberals. He allowed the conservatives to seize power, then turned against them. Unsupported by either party and opposed by public opinion, he resigned and fled (Jan., 1858) to the United States. He returned to fight against the French invaders and was killed in battle.

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    5 years ago

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